Valerie Hale

  • 3 Tips To Help Organize Your Garage


    A garage is supposed to provide a space where you can safely store your vehicles. Modern garages have evolved into a sort of catch-all for items that can't be stored inside the home. With so many items finding their way into the garage, you could see your available garage space shrink to the point where your vehicle no longer fits. Organization is essential in creating garage storage that will meet your needs but stay out of your way.
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  • Three Eye-Catching Railing Ideas To Consider For Your Balcony


    Any homeowner who is remodeling his or her balcony may initially think about visiting a local home improvement store to buy materials for a new railing, but this isn't the only option that is available. Instead, it's also possible to find a custom balcony railing company online and contact it to discuss some creative ideas that you have for a custom project. A one-of-a-kind railing can definitely stand out, adding to the visual appeal of the balcony and the entire home.
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  • Pest Control Preparation Tips For The Upcoming Summer


    The temperatures have warmed up and with the improved weather, there are a variety of home and yard pests that can come into play with your life. It is important that you manage and eliminate damaging and harmful pests whenever possible before they become a bigger problem later on in the season. Here are some recommendations to get your yard and home prepared for summer and potential pest problems. Watch Out For Garden Pests
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  • Ideas For Matching A Ceiling Fan To Your Décor


    Ceiling fans are a necessity on a hot day. When the temperature rises, all you want to do is cool down. As experts point out, ceiling fans have a big advantage in that they cool your room in a cost-effective manner. If you haven't shopped for a fan in a while, you might not be aware of how many styles you have to choose from. You want one that will fit in with your décor.
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  • Is It Worth Insulating Your Basement Ceiling?


    Having a finished basement can give you a bit more square footage and plenty of excuses to send your kids downstairs so that you can have some peace and quiet. Once your basement has been framed and the electrical has been done, it's time to make the decision about whether you should insulate the ceiling.  Why Insulate the Ceiling?  Insulating your basement walls is going to keep it warm during the winter and cold during the summer, which will help you save on your heating and cooling costs.
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  • Home Masonry Repair And Maintenance Tips To Protect Your Home's Value


    The brick, mortar, stucco, or cement finish on your home's exterior lends a great deal to the appearance and physical condition to your home and can have a lasting effect on its value. When your home's exterior materials are not kept up they can deteriorate to the point that your home's exterior needs a large investment to get it back to good condition. Whether you are completing your home masonry repairs yourself or hiring a professional, here are some tips to help you more successfully repair and keep your home's masonry and mortar joints in great condition.
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  • Key Problems With Your Home's Furnace


    With colder temperatures settling in all over the country, it's the time of year when most homeowners are turning on their furnaces for the first time in a long time. When you start your home's heating system for the season, you need to be able to recognize the signs of problems and damage to the furnace. Here's a look at what you need to know about your furnace and the need for furnace repair.
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  • Tips For Preparing Your Home For A Carpet Cleaning


    You may do a lot to protect your carpet, such as removing shoes before walking on the carpet or banishing beverages from carpeted areas. However, carpets need regular cleaning. According to Home Advisor, annual cleaning is usually indicated. The benefits of professional carpet cleaning are that you improve the appearance and longevity of your carpet. So, if you've decided it's time for a carpet cleaning, you'll want to prepare your house ahead of time.
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  • 4 Ways To Keep Your Pumpkin Fresh From The Patch


    You've found your perfect pumpkin, but Halloween is still awhile away. Knowing the best practices surrounding pumpkin care and carving will make sure your jack-o-lantern is still thriving when Halloween comes around. Start Off On The Right Foot When you select a pumpkin, you want to make sure the flesh is firm and there are no imperfections. Any soft spots, dents, or scrapes invite your pumpkin to begin rotting. You also want to look for a fresh, bright green stem.
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  • Installing New Cabinets? 3 Design Mistakes To Avoid


    No matter if you are remodeling or building from scratch, designing a kitchen can be overwhelming. From choosing a basic layout/floorplan to picking colors and amenities, the challenges should be easy to see. One area of your kitchen design that does not have to be so stressful is the placement and design of your cabinets. While they mainly serve a storage purpose, your cabinets make up a large part of your kitchen's basic look, as well.
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